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Elections: US Citizen Speaker Series at Universite Libre de Kinshasa

October 27, 2012
Public Affairs Officer Ellen Masi presenting on the US Election System. (State Dept. Images)

Public Affairs Officer Ellen Masi presenting on the US Election System. (State Dept. Images)

Students at the University listening to Ellen Masi. (State Dept. Images

Students at the University listening to Ellen Masi. (State Dept. Images

On October 25, 2012, Public Affairs Officer Ellen Masi spoke to students at the Universite Libre de Kinshasa about the U.S. Electoral System. She also shared her experiences as a U.S. voter.

The activity increased Congolese interest in and understanding of the U.S. Elections, dispellingl common misunderstandings about U.S. politics, processes and institutions. It also helped promote the Mission Strategic Goal of " helping core governance institutions perform their functions more effectively and accountably" by giving the audience examples of how such institutions work in the U.S.